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9 Fun Secrets You Did Not Know About Shawn Wayans

1. Shawn Mathis Wayans is an American actor, DJ, producer, writer and comedian who starred in In Living Color, The Wayans Bros., and White Chicks.

2. Wayans, the ninth child of ten siblings, was born in New York City, New York, the son of Elvira Alethia , a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager. Wayans grew up in the Fulton Houses in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea and is a 1989 graduate of the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities.

3. Along with Marlon, Shawn Wayans created and starred in the sitcom The Wayans Bros. , in which Keenen also acted.

4. After a supporting stint in the gang drama New Blood on the then-recent trend of horror films like Scream.

5. Wayans played the apparently closeted Ray Wilkins, a role he reprised for the similarly popular 2001 sequel Scary Movie 2.

6. To date, Wayans has not had any involvement with subsequent sequels.

7. He kept the familial team intact when he and Marlon starred in the Keenan-directed comedy White Chicks , playing a pair of FBI agents forced to masquerade as a pair of spoiled white blonde heiresses.

8. Shawn also received a share of story and screenplay credit on the film.

9. Wayans teamed up with Marlon and Keenen once again for the 2006 comedy Little Man, which Wayans acted in, co-wrote, and co-produced.

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